You can do great work and love what you do with the City of Delaware. We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity, and the innovative spirit of all our employees. The City of Delaware is an award-winning local government organization known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and a strong commitment to distinctive and well-planned community development.read more
This dynamic full-time position supports Firelands Forward, a business-driven workforce development initiative managed by the Erie County Economic Development Corporation. Firelands Forward is strategically aligned with the Greater Sandusky Partnership, a private sector organization committed to growing the population of Erie County and the surrounding region.read more
Fifteen percent of all Class-8 trucks on America’s highways are Kenworth Trucks – and 90% of them are built in Chillicothe, Ohio.read more
Eastgate is issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for strategic broadband network engineering and deployment to improve broadband access for education, job creation, healthcare, and more in the Target Townships of Mahoning County (collectively the “ConnectMahoning Project”). It is Eastgate’s intent through this RFP for a third-party provider to expand Broadband Infrastructure, as hereinafter defined, to benefit the Target Townships’ residents, businesses, community institutions, government, and overall economic development, and catalyze local innovation.read more
Buried deep in its 6,198 pages, Ohio’s recently enacted operating budget (Am. Sub. House Bill 33) authorizes the creation of a dual-track grant/tax credit program for near-exclusive use by land banks (both municipal and county types) for affordable housing development. We have previously shared that land banks – particularly county land bank-types – should consider taking their well-deserved seat at the economic development table.read more
The Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development and Galion Port Authority announced today the first US 30 Expansion Expo event will be held on July 26 at the new industrial spec building at 1376 Brandt Road in the Galion Industrial Park.read more
Buckeye Hills Regional Council recently celebrated Economic Development Week from May 8 to May 12, 2023. This annual event, initiated by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), acknowledges the significant contributions made by professional economic developers in creating vibrant and livable communities.read more
Ohio General Assembly Proposes Constitutional Amendment to be Considered in an August General Election
Ohio voters will decide a critical constitutional issue during a special election on August 8 2023, with possible implications for two more expected Constitutional amendment ballot measures that are likely to appear at the November 7, 2023 general election.read more
Tracked House Bills – May 2023read more
Tracked Senate Bills – May 2023read more
Republican legislators circulated a discharge petition, a procedural mechanism that brings legislation or a resolution straight to the chamber floor and bypasses the traditional committee structure, to force a House floor vote on House Joint Resolution 1. Fifty legislators must sign a discharge petition to move something from committee to the floor.read more
In the Senate, S.B. 83 (Cirino) would overhaul Ohio’s higher education system. The legislation requires Ohio’s universities and colleges to guarantee intellectual diversity in the classroom and among faculty; free speech protections; no required diversity equity or inclusion courses or training for students; and full syllabus transparency.read more
OEDI’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Course is taking place May 25 – 26, in Dublin, Ohio. The course is an intensive two-day in person course that focuses on how economic developers work with companies to help them succeed, grow and expand in their community.
The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) has released the updated 2023 Core Course schedule. OEDI will offer its five Core Courses beginning this spring and continuing into late fall. The Core Courses cover foundational topics and teach critical skills for economic development professionals.